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Tiffany Rae-Fisher

Tiffany Rea-Fisher subscribes to the servant leadership model and uses disruption through inclusion as a way to influence her company’s culture. In 2018, Rea-Fisher was awarded a citation from the City of New York for her cultural contributions and accepted an invitation to join the Bessies Selection Committee. Rea-Fisher is in her fourth year as Artistic Director of the NYC-based internationally acclaimed dance company Elisa Monte Dance (EMD). She joined EMD in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010. She was named Dance Magazine’s August 2007 On the Rise artist based on her 2006 performance at the Joyce Theater. As a choreographer, Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company as well as being commissioned by Dance Theater of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theater, NYC'S Department of Transportation, Utah Repertory Theater, The National Gallery of Art in D.C. and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Recently Tiffany's works have been seen on the Joyce stage as well the Apollo Theater, Joe's Pub, Aaron Davis Hall, and New York Live Arts in New York City. Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion, theater, the music industry, and museums. She is the co-founder of Inception to Exhibition and the Dance Curator for the Bryant Park Dance Summer Series. She is the Director ofthe Lake Placid School of Dance in Lake Placid, New York. She is the Vice President of the Stonewall Community Development Corporationand a member of Women of Color of the Arts. Tiffany has recently completed the National Art Strategies: Chief Executive Program as well as the APAP Leadership Fellows Program.